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Hackley and Hume Historic Site

484 West Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 722-7578
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Muskegon
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Oakland Township, MI
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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This tour takes about an hour, and is absolutely worth the time. The tour guide was quite entertaining and well-informed. He answered all questions, and also had wonderful information about the Hackley and Hume homes, as well as the families and local history. As a diy enthusiast, I was stunned and speechless at the hand-carving in the homes, the beautiful... More

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Muskegon, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our family had a great time very nice people also you learn a lot. thanks.eveyone here was nice and they know how to treat visitor's.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Fine tour of 2 Lumber Baron Mansions. Lots of local and family history. Tour guides do a fine job. Lots of learning in a 1 hour tour.

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Lansing, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Knowledgeable staff made this tour even more special. Thanks for being so excited about sharing your love for this historical home.

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Chicago, Illinois
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226 attraction reviews
596 helpful votes 596 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

PROS: free exhibits at the Barn; photogenic houses; interesting information about the houses, Muskegon itself back in the day. CONS: gift shop could use more items.

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Folsom, California, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We've been visiting Muskegon for years and always joked a bit about visiting the Hackley house. Well, we finally did, and the joke is definitely on us. We had a fantastic tour and leaned a ton. Having both houses side by side allows you to contrast the living styles of two prominent families in times gone by. Thee woodwork in... More

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Muskegon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Hackley and Hume were instrumental in establishing much of what is in Muskegon today. They earned their wealth by being a part of making Muskegon the lumber capital of the world. Their homes show how folks lived 100 years ago.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Here in my town, Muskegon,Michigan, Charles Hackley was a businessman(lumber baron) who saw all the trees as a source of income and employment to build the town. He and his wife were very generous and donated huge amounts.Named after them is Hackley hospital, Hackley Library, and their Hackley home. Its an original home that has the same woodwork, windows, and... More

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Rothbury
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32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

took family there, a lot to see. very interesting to see the old ways and living. Beautiful. Kids had fun. Bringing little kids is harder however, too many temptations to touch.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Excellent 1.5 hour tour of these two historic houses. Tour guide ( Marian) certainly knew her stuff and gave a real insight into the houses and ther former owners. She is still finding out things about these houses 15 years after she started work as a guide. A $5 fee is good value for money. Also try the art musuem... More

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